At L’Oréal Canada, diversity is key. “We recognize that there isn’t only one way of doing things in order to meet our consumers’ expectations,” says Marie-Josée Lamothe, chief marketing officer and corporate communications officer at L’Oréal Canada. “Teams that are diversified at all levels and in all areas allow for more innovative thinking.”
Science and engineering, in particular, work to uphold L’Oréal Canada’s reputation as the leader in effective product development. For Josianne Gauthier, packaging cell manager at L’Oréal Canada, and Caline Habib, product manager for Vichy Canada, their respective backgrounds in engineering helped them bring valuable knowledge to their jobs and prepared them for their roles.
Gauthier studied chemical engineering with a focus on bio pharmaceuticals before starting her career at L’Oréal Canada in process management. Her role was to improve the efficacy of production while focusing on its impact on the environment. Today, she draws from her education and skillset to improve the efficiency of packaging lines.
Habib, on the other hand, studied a mix of biochemistry and industrial science and joined the Vichy Canada team in a marketing role. “The two fields really are complimentary since it comes down to understanding the skin and what the consumer wants out of a product,” she says. Ultimately, her science background is perfect for approaching her job from a more in-depth and critical standpoint.
By bringing together talent from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds, L’Oréal Canada continues to meet market demands with creative and innovative products. “A diverse work force enhances our understanding of consumers,” Lamothe says. “This difference is a priceless source.”